Law and Practice of Surrogacy

Date: 25 June 2018

Time: 09:00

Duration: 1,5 days

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cost: 400 €, discounts available

Organiser: Academy of European Law in cooperation with Cambridge Family Law, University of Cambridge

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Over the past 15 years, we have seen the rapid expansion of surrogacy, both in frequency and in geographical scope. Across Europe, there are vast differences in approach, ranging from prohibitive regimes (e.g. France and Germany) to the more tolerant (e.g. England and Wales) and those that adopt a regulatory approach (e.g. Greece). For surrogates, intended parents and children, the situation remains highly complex and fraught with legal difficulties. This conference will discuss the legal regime of surrogacy in the EU Member States and will also address how such systems operate in the context of employment law. It will discuss questions of parenthood and conflict of laws through the lens of domestic law in European jurisdictions, as well as the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

Key topics

  • The legal regime of surrogacy in the EU Member States and beyond;
  • Surrogacy in the context of employment law;
  • Surrogacy and human rights;
  • Re-framing parenthood?
  • Filiation, ART and surrogacy: what comes next?

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice dealing with family law, interest group representatives, judges, notaries, ministry officials and academics.